Don't Make Your Dream Job A Pipe Dream

Spencer wants to learn how to be a fly fishing guide. His parents, however, are afraid this is a bad plan. Dave warns that he needs to do this with wisdom.

QUESTION: Spencer in Salt Lake City and his wife are out of debt with an emergency fund. They’re trying to save for a house now, and Spencer just got his associate’s degree. The problem is he isn’t sure what he wants to do. He wants to learn how to be a fly fishing guide. His parents, however, are afraid this is a bad plan. Dave warns that he needs to do this with wisdom.

ANSWER: The objection they gave that made you uneasy is they think this is an unwise move. It would be unwise if you had never done fly fishing or fly fishing guiding and you’ve never made a dime in your life, and you're going to quit your job cold turkey and go learn to fish so you can teach fishing and you’ve got no track record in this. That’s what’s called a pipe dream at that point. You need to ramp up to this instead of leap into it. The book is called Quitter by Jon Acuff. You’ve got to read this book, because it’s how to narrow the gap between your day job and your dream job, thereby keeping your dream job from becoming a nightmare. I want you to go be a fly fishing guide, but I want you to do it in such a way you don’t put your family at risk and end up back with your tail between your legs later because you screwed the deal up. Ramp up into it with some wisdom.